2014 Bell Syrah, Canterbury Vineyard
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The 2014 vintage opens with a delightful floral nose, evolves into cocoa-mocha, and is followed up with ripe red fruit, including cherry and raspberry. Sweet oak is supporting in the background, providing balanced flavors and velvety texture.

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2014 Bell Syrah, Canterbury Vineyard

Vintage Notes
For the third year in a row, Napa Valley experienced an exceptional vintage and near drought conditions.  Though the drought continued to concern us throughout the growing season, between 11 and 17 inches of rain fell in the critical months of February and March, coming at the right time to provide the necessary water needed for a fairly smooth growing season.  The warm winter resulted in an early bud break. July’s relatively low temperatures were coupled with high humidity during the summer, heightening rot and mildew concerns.  The relatively cool summer slowed down sugar accumulation to achieve perfect ripeness at lower sugar levels. The growing season provided numerous challenges – our third consecutive drought year, the South Napa earthquake in August, and late season hail.  Our harvest started about two weeks early, the earliest since 2004, with vines yielding loose clusters of small, intensely flavored berries.  The resulting wines have deep color, rich fruit flavors and a wonderful, supple texture on the palate.

Tasting Notes
The 2014 vintage opens with a delightful floral nose then evolves into cocoa-mocha, followed up with ripe red fruit, including cherry and raspberry.  Sweet oak is supporting in the background, providing a balanced sweep of flavors leading to a lovely, velvety texture.  A supple, lingering finish rounds out the appeal of this food friendly wine, and begs for another sip.

Technical Analysis

Varietal                     Syrah
Source                     Canterbury Vineyard, Sierra Foothills
Harvest Date          August 20, 2014
Harvest Sugar        24.6 Brix
Harvest Acid           0.53 gm/100ml
Total Acid                0.64 gm/100ml
pH                            3.55
Alcohol                    14.3%
Aging                       Aged 11 months in 53% French Oak, 47% American Oak, 49% new
Bottle Date              December 2015
Production              915 cases

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